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[collection]Other Minds Video Archive
The Other Minds Video Archive features recordings of OM's past music festivals and concert productions, as well as collaborative productions and performances provided by local and visiting artists. Browse our audio selections (see Other Minds Archive below) for a wide range of audiotape recordings digitized from our largest collection, the KPFA-FM Music Dept. Archive, in addition to Other Minds programming...
Keywords: other minds video
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[collection]Other Minds Audio Archive - Other Minds Archive
The Other Minds Archive features recordings of OM's past music festivals and concert productions, selected recordings of new music sent to us by composers from around the world, and selections from thousands of hours of audiotape recordings from the KPFA Radio Music Department collection, transferred to Other Minds in 2000. The KFPA tapes contain live conversations, interviews, and performances with many of the innovative musicians who created 20th Century new music...
Keywords: Other Minds Archive audio
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[audio]Other Minds Records sampler - Other Minds
A selected number of excerpts from all Other Minds CD releases to date (1999-2013) Catalogue Nos. OM1001-1022. For more information about Other Minds, visit: otherminds.org
Keywords: Other Minds Records, OM Records
Downloads: 895
[audio]Other Minds Festival 13: Panel Discussion and Concert 2
Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion with the composers featured in the second concert of OM 13. Swedish composer, Åke Parmerud, discusses his tape work “Dreaming in Darkness”, that utilizes spatial separation in an attempt to capture his ideas of how it might be for blind people to dream in sound. Cellist and composer, Michael Bach describes his collaboration with John Cage on “One13” which was composed for a cello using his unique curved BACH.bow...
Keywords: Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Other Minds
Downloads: 532
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Henry Cowell: The Whole World of Music, Concert One - Other Minds
On November 12, 2009, at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, CA, Other Minds presented the first of two concerts dedicated to the music of Henry Cowell. Born in nearby Menlo Park in 1897, Cowell began his musical career as a concert pianist, and is perhaps best known for pioneering such “ultramodern” performance techniques as “tone clusters,” in which the arms are used to play a number of notes simultaneously, and the direct manipulation of the strings of the piano, in a ma...
Keywords: Other Minds; Henry Cowell; Music; New Music
Downloads: 142
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of OM 14 was held on March 6, 2009, and it included: Hannah Hannah, or to be precise Ophiphagus Hannah, is a royal variety of the cobra. This composition presents several images of her: from sounds that replicate hissing and biting, and further analogies, to slithery rippling and connotations of submissiveness, to sounds of singing instruments. The cobra is the main character, creating her own images, as if surrounded by fun house mirrors, which deform and at times obscure the...
Keywords: Other Minds; OM 14; Other Minds Festival of New Music; Music; New Music
Downloads: 255
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Concert 3
The third and final concert of OM 14 was held on March 7, 2009. After brief introductions and various plugs for Other Minds, the concert begins with: Spiral Xi: Mother and Child Each of Chinary Ung's “Spiral” pieces focuses on a single idea that is re-imagined and re-contextualized over the course of the work. This work investigates the notion of musicality as something beyond instrumental practice...
Keywords: Other Minds; OM 14; Other Minds Festival of New Music; Music; New Music
Downloads: 282
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Composer Fellowship Concert - Other Minds
Other Minds introduces its second annual Composer Fellowship Program, as part of its continuing commitment to the promotion of New Music and young composers. This year’s Program focused on percussion music and featured seminal works by John Cage as well as compositions by four young and relatively unknown composers who were selected from a host of applicants, to meet and interact with the OM 17 composers during their residency program, and to have one of their works performed at this special c...
Keywords: OM 17; Other Minds Composer Fellowship; Other Minds Festival; Percussion music; New music
Downloads: 82
[audio]Other Minds Festival 16: Composer Fellowship Concert - Other Minds
As part of its continuing commitment to the promotion of new music Other Minds introduces its Composer Fellowship Program, in which four young and relatively unknown composers were selected from a host of applicants to meet and interact with the OM 16 composers during their residency program, and to have one of their works performed at a special Fellowship Concert held at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco on March 2, 2011...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; Music; New Music; Chamber Music; Electronic; Electro-Acoustic
Downloads: 122
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Henry Cowell: The Whole World of Music, Concert Two - Other Minds
On November 13, 2009, at the Presidio Chapel in San Francisco, CA, Other Minds presented the second of two concerts dedicated to the music of Henry Cowell. Born in Menlo Park in 1897, Cowell began his musical career as a concert pianist, and is perhaps best known for pioneering such “ultramodern” performance techniques as “tone clusters,” in which the arms are used to play a number of notes simultaneously, and the direct manipulation of the strings of the piano, in a manner that presaged...
Keywords: Other Minds; Henry Cowell; Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
Downloads: 171
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 1 - Other Minds
The 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 4, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage was, Clemens Merkel, first violinist of the Quatuor Bozzini, Swiss composer Jürg Frey, and vocalist and composer Lisa Bielawa. Frey describes the inspiration and structure of the minimal, microtonal composition which was to be heard later in the evening, while Clem...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
Downloads: 221
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Charles Amirkhanian talks with film director Frank Scheffer - Other Minds
In a brief and informal interview, Charles Amirkhanian talks with Dutch filmmaker Frank Scheffer about his most recent film “Edgard Varèse: The One All Alone,” which had it’s U. S. premier in San Francisco on April 19, 2010, as part of a fundraiser for Other Minds. Scheffer reminisces about his first trip to San Francisco in 1980, when he was one of the few people able to interview director Francis Ford Coppola about the future of cinema...
Keywords: Other Minds; Interview; Frank Scheffer; Avant-Garde; Motion picture directors
Downloads: 253
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Panel Discussion 1 - Other Minds
OM 14 got started with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with Bent Sørensen, Chinary Ung, and Ben Johnston, whose works were to be heard during the first concert, held on March 5, 2009. Sørensen discusses how he has incorporated aspects from one of his operas into two of his more recent compositions as well as commenting on the challenges of writing for a piano trio...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
Downloads: 166
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary // onscreen Q & A - Other Minds
On Friday September 15, 2011, Other Minds presented a screening of a selection films by and with Fluxus artists George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, Ben Vautier, Nam June Paik and more. After the films, Charles Amirkhanian moderated a Q & A session in the theatre with Alison Knowles and Hannah Higgins, joined by filmmaker and program curator, Peter Esmonde. The screening and Q & A (under very dim lights) took place at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco...
Keywords: Lecture; Panel Discussion; Other Minds; Fluxus; Alison Knowles; Hannah Higgins
Downloads: 684
[audio]Other Minds presents Solo for Voice 58: 18 Microtonal Ragas
Nearly forty years after John Cage composed, “Solo for Voice 58”, an indeterminate work consisting of 18 separate parts, it finds its ideal interpreter in Italian-born dhrupad singer Amelia Cuni. The first performer to prepare the full 18 microtonal ragas for a major performance, Cuni executes microtonal melodies in five different languages with stunning ease. On November 2, 2007, Other Minds, presented the American premiere of this iconoclastic interpretation at a concert in Berkeley Califo...
Keywords: Other Minds; Microtonal Music; New Music; John Cage; Amelia Cuni
Downloads: 1,762
[audio]Other Minds Festival 13: Panel Discussion and Concert 1
Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion with the composers featured in the first concert of OM 13. Michael Bach discusses the inspiration for Dieter Schnebel’s “Mit Diesen Händen” as well as describing his unique curved BACH.bow that he uses to perform it. Åke Parmerud then reflects on the nature of science and the concept that all of creation can be considered as a single organic machine, and how, he has used it as the philosophical basis for his tape piece “La Vie Mécanique...
Keywords: Music; Avant-Garde; 20th Century Classical; Other Minds
Downloads: 821
[audio]Paul Dresher performs Chorale Times Two at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Paul Dresher
While experimenting with a Yamaha SY-99 synthesizer Dresher created a synthesizer timbre that intrigued him sonically and from which kept emerging a simple expanding chord progression. This suggested the kind of core harmonic progressions embodied in Bach chorales, which are often used as models in beginning studies of harmony and voice leading. The idea kept hanging around and nagging for attention, which it finally receives in the Concerto for Violin & Electro-Acoustic Band...
Keywords: Music; Chamber Music; Electro-Acoustic/Electronic; Other Minds Festival
Downloads: 701
[audio]Margaret Leng Tan performs António Pinho Vargas' Dinky Toys at Other Minds 5, 1999 - António Pinho Vargas
Margaret Leng Tan performs the U.S. premiere of António Pinho Vargas' Dinky Toys (1979), arranged by the composer for her in 1999, at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1999 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Margaret Leng Tan, two toy pianos According to Tan: Dinky Toys and General Complex are originally works for piano. António Pinho Vargas sent them to me with the following instructions: "You can do what you want (change register, organize, improvise, etc.) to play them on your toy pian...
Keywords: Music; Unconventional Instruments; Toy Piano; Other Minds Festival
Downloads: 696
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Lester Bowie Tribute Concert
Lester Bowie was best known as co-founder and leader of the Art Ensemble of Chicago from 1968 until his passing in 1999. This tribute concert, a benefit for Jazz In Flight, was organized by Sukari Ivester (Bowie's daughter) with added assistance from Other Minds. The concert brought to San Francisco, Art Ensemble members Roscoe Mitchell (reeds), Famadou Don Moye (percussion), and special guests Corey Wilkes (trumpet), James Carter (saxophones), Frank Lacy (trombone), Jon Jang (piano), and Peter ...
Keywords: Other Minds; Lester Bowie; Jazz; Music; Art Ensemble of Chicago
Downloads: 339
[movies]OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on February 28, 2013, commenced with an engaging panel discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian. Joining Charles on stage are the concert’s featured performer’s, recorder player Bolette Roed, accordionist Andreas Borregaard, and violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of the Danish based Trio Gáman; bansuri flute virtuoso G...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; Lecture; Panel discussion; electronic; world music; folk music; ragas
Downloads: 218
[audio]Other Minds Festival 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
As always, the third concert of the 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16), held on March 5, 2011, commenced with an engaging panel discussion moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. Joining Charles on stage are the concert’s featured composers, Jason Moran, Louis Andriessen, and Kyle Gann. Moran begins the discussion with a description of how his latest work was inspired by an old LP about African American slang and his own interest in contemporary jazz slang...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 16; Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; 21st Century Classical; Jazz
Downloads: 189
[audio]Other Minds Festival 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 3, 2011. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were Kyle Gann, Louis Andriessen, Agata Zubel, and Janice Giteck. Gann briefly discusses “Triskaidekaphonia I” which is the result of Gann’s desire to finally incorporate the musical equivalent of the number 13 into a composition, something he achieves with the introduction ...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 16; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Music; 21st Century Classical; Chamber Music; Microtonal Music
Downloads: 295
[movies]OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 1, 2013, began with the traditional informative panel discussion featuring many of the nights composers and performers. Joining Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian on stage was Dohee Lee, Mattias Petersson, Anna Petrini, and Craig Taborn. The Korean composer and performance artist Dohee Lee talks about her home on Jeju Island and how her work is inspired by her grandmother’s risk...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; New music; 21st century music; Electro-acoustic; Recorder music; Electronic music; Piano music
Downloads: 219
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on February 28, 2013, commenced with an engaging panel discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian. Joining Charles on stage are the concert’s featured performer’s, recorder player Bolette Roed, accordionist Andreas Borregaard, and violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of the Danish based Trio Gáman; bansuri flute virtuoso G...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; world music; folk music; 21st century classical
Downloads: 96
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 1, 2013, began with the traditional informative panel discussion featuring many of the nights composers and performers. Joining Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian on stage was Dohee Lee, Mattias Petersson, Anna Petrini, and Craig Taborn. The Korean composer and performance artist Dohee Lee talks about her home on Jeju Island and how her work is inspired by her grandmother’s risk...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; Lecture; Panel discussion; new music; recorder music; electro-acoustic; electronic; 21st century music
Downloads: 89
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration (Concerts No. 1 and 2) - Other Minds
This is the first day of panel discussions and concerts of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal Performances, the U. C. Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive and was held on November 2-4, 2012. After a brief introduction by Cal Performance Director Matias Tarnopolsky, Charles Amirkhanian, Artistic and Executive Direct...
Keywords: Other Minds Presents; Nancarrow at 100; Other Minds; New Music; Centennial celebrations; lecture; panel discussion; pianola music; player piano music; 20th century classical; string quartets
Downloads: 238
[audio]Other Minds Festival 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16), held on March 4, 2011, began as usual, with an informative and entertaining panel discussion moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. Most of the concert’s featured composers and performers gathered on stage, including David A. Jaffe, Agata Zubel, I Wayan Balawan, and Han Bennink, as well as sound sculptor Trimpin. Jaffe describes how, with the assistance of Trimpin, he has utilized a three dimensional computer mouse as a contr...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 16; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Spatial Music; 21st Century Classical; Chamber Music; Jazz; Improvisation
Downloads: 224
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
The third and concluding concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 2, 2013, began with a panel discussion featuring the night’s composers and some of the performers. The discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian begins with Canadian composer Aaron Gervais discussing his new composition “Work Around the World,” which is the third in a series of compositions that feature as their text one word in translated into...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; Lecture; Panel discussion; electronic; mixed media; new music; 21st century classical
Downloads: 82
[movies]OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
The third and concluding concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 2, 2013, began with a panel discussion featuring the night’s composers and some of the performers. The discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian begins with Canadian composer Aaron Gervais discussing his new composition “Work Around the World,” which is the third in a series of compositions that feature as their text one word in translated into...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; New music; 21st century music; Electro-acoustic; Video Art; Electronic music; Improvisation
Downloads: 1,019
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Concerts & Panel Discussions - Other Minds
The first concert of the very first Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 1), was held on November 4, 1993 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. It featured world premieres of compositions by Conlon Nancarrow and Julia Wolfe, as well as performances by Trimpin, Beth Custer and a selection of songs by kora master Foday Musa Suso with some added help from Philip Glass. This groundbreaking inaugural concert of new music began with “Contraption No...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 1; californialightandsound; music; lecture; panel discussion; world music; new music; mechanical instruments
Downloads: 94
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Panel Discussion 3 - Other Minds
The third and final concert of OM 14 was held on March 7, 2009. The program began with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the evening’s featured composers and performers John Schneider, Michael Harrison, Chinary Ung, and Chico Mello. Different tuning systems were discussed with Schneider and Harrison demonstrating two of them while also making the prediction that future composers will be quite comfortable working with a variety ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Music; New Music; Microtonal Music
Downloads: 170
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 3 - Other Minds
The third night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with the composers whose works were to be featured in that night’s concert, which was held on March 6, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, Gyan Riley, who is known for his guitar playing as well as composing, minimalist composer Tom Johnson, and violinist, composer, and indy rock personality Carla Kihlstedt...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music; Music; Composition; Minimal Music
Downloads: 304
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Rudhyar In Retrospect: Concert Two, Crisis & Overcoming - Other Minds
On September, 29, 2010, at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, CA, Other Minds presented the second of two concerts dedicated to the music of composer, author, astrologer, painter, and philosopher, Dane Rudhyar. A true Renaissance man, Dane Rudhyar was born in Paris France in 1895, studied briefly at the Paris Conservatoire, and published his first musical compositions, as well as a book on Claude Debussy, by 1913...
Keywords: Other Minds; Dane Rudhyar; Music; New Music; Chamber Music; 20th Century Classical; String Quartets
Downloads: 886
[movies]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 3, Ruth Crawford and her Milieu (video) - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 272
[audio]New Music Seance 2008 : Reflections on Ruth Crawford with Judith Tick - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Ruth Crawford; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 66
[movies]Other Minds Festival 14: Panel Discussion 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of OM 14 was held on March 6, 2009. The program began with Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian, moderating a panel discussion with the evening’s featured composers Dobromiła Jaskot, Catherine Lamb, Linda Catlin Smith, and Chico Mello. Jaskot discusses the spatial qualities of her music and address the question if it is distinctly Polish in nature. Lamb then talks about her particular interest in different timbres and the pleasure of composing lo...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 14; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music; Music
Downloads: 157
[audio]Other Minds Presents: A civil rights reader: for strings, laptop, and DJ - Other Minds
Full of energy and passion, the spirited Del Sol String Quartet reunite with Daniel Bernard Roumain (whose “String Quartet No. 4” they premiered at Other Minds 11 in March 2005) for an evening of cutting edge music-making. Daniel Bernard Roumain is a pioneer in new forms, as he marries the instrumentation of string quartet with electric violin, laptop, and a Hip-Hop turntablist. This first-ever presentation of all four of his works for the quartet medium celebrates iconic figures of American...
Keywords: Other Minds; Daniel Bernard Roumain; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Music; New Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion
Downloads: 134
[audio]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 2, Deep River of Dreams - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 141
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 17th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 17) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the night’s concert, held on March 2, 2012. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian was Harold Budd, Gloria Coates, Ikue Mori, and Tyshawn Sorey. Harold Budd talks about his early career, starting with a military band about 50 years ago and then his growing interest in jazz...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 17; Music; Panel Discussion; Electronic music; Improvisation; New Music; Jazz; Chamber Music
Downloads: 131
[movies]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 2 - Other Minds
The second night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in that night’s concert, held on March 5, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, the electro-acoustic composer Natasha Barrett, Polish composer Paweł Mykietyn, and jazz legends Kidd Jordan and Warren Smith. Barrett describes how she blends, carefully, spatially placed natural sounds, spoken monologues, and electronic music,...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; New Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Jazz
Downloads: 295
[audio]Other MInds New Music Seance II: Concert II - other minds
Concert II: The Immovable Do [5:30pm] Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2007 New Music Seance Concerts featured five hours of hypnotic solo piano music performed by Sarah Cahill, or on the eerily disembodied Yamaha Disklavier, with additional spirit raising interludes by the Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmerman violin-piano duo. Held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San ...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Concerts; New Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 943
[audio]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in that night’s concert, held on March 5, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, the electro-acoustic composer Natasha Barrett, Polish composer Paweł Mykietyn, and jazz legends Kidd Jordan and Warren Smith. Barrett describes how she blends, carefully, spatially placed natural sounds, spoken monologues, and electronic music,...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 15; Music; New Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion
Downloads: 160
[audio]Other Minds New Music Seance I: Concert II
On December 3, 2005, Other Minds presented for the first time three concerts of new music summoning the spirits of composers past and present, in the spiritual setting of Bernard Maybeck's Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. The following selections are from Concert II, "NUDE ROLLING DOWN AN ESCALATOR". Ruth Crawford Seeger Prelude No. 4; Prelude No. 9 (1924-28) Andrea Morricone 1 Studio (Etude No...
Keywords: New Music Seance; Other Minds; Concerts; New Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 15,814
[audio]Other Minds Festival 11: Panel Discussion 3 - Other Minds
Panel discussion with John Luther Adams, Billy Bang, & Evan Ziporyn, moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. The composers discuss the pieces to be played in the following concert.
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 11; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 33
[audio]Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 4, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage was, Clemens Merkel, first violinist of the Quatuor Bozzini, Swiss composer Jürg Frey, and vocalist and composer Lisa Bielawa. Frey describes the inspiration and structure of the minimal, microtonal composition which was to be heard later in the evening, while Clem...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 15; Music; New Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion
Downloads: 109
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 17: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The 17th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 17) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in the first night’s concert, held on March 1, 2012. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were composers Øyvind Torvund and Simon Steen-Andersen, along with Anders Førisdal, guitarist with the night’s featured ensemble, asamisimasa. The Danish composer Steen-Andersen tells the audience about his childhood fascination with all types of sounds, before ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 17; Music; New Music; Avant-Garde; Mixed Media; Chamber Music
Downloads: 146
[audio]Other Minds Festival 13: Panel Discussion and Concert 3
Charles Amirkhanian moderates a panel discussion with the composers featured in the third concert of OM 13. Keeril Makan talks about the strategies he has employed to create obtain a variety of timbres from a particular percussion instrument, such as placing cymbals upside down. He also discusses his noise “Static Rising”, and his affinity for the Finnish music scene. Dan Becker describes his work with the Disklavier and his work “Revolution” which is scored for prepared Disklavier and a...
Keywords: Lecture; Panel Discussion; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Other Minds
Downloads: 359
[movies]Other Minds Presents: Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary - Other Minds
Something Else: A Fluxus Semicentenary, was a three day event honoring the past half decade of Fluxus, a loose association of like minded conceptual and performance artists. The series of events, which included a selection of films, a radio program, and a live performance, was sponsored by Other Minds, and held in San Francisco from September 15 - 17, 2011. The last day featured live performances of a selection of iconic Fluxus works by some of its founding and/or more famous artists...
Keywords: Other Minds presents; Fluxus; Performance art; Conceptual art; Inter-Media art
Downloads: 209
[audio]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 3, Ruth Crawford and her Milieu - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 99
[audio]Other Minds New Music Seance I: Concert III - Other Minds
On December 3, 2005, Other Minds presented for the first time three concerts of new music summoning the spirits of composers past and present, in the spiritual setting of Bernard Maybeck's Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. The following selections are from the 8:00pm concert, "TOWARDS THE FLAME". Alexander Scriabin Vers la Flamme (1914) Johanna Magdalena Beyer Dissonant Counterpoint Nos. 5, 7, 8, (ca...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Concerts; New Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 1,107
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